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Parents Guide for
Godzilla (1954) More at IMDbPro »Gojira (original title)

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3/10 When we are first introduced to Oto Island, there are two topless elderly women on the beach. Breasts are clearly seen, but no nipples.


For a Godzilla movie, this one is surprisingly graphic. It isn't campy, fun, or silly, rather it takes itself very seriously, and features a dark, depressing tone.

Gojira smashes several buildings containing people, and in one scene uses his atomic breath to incinerate some. People are seen falling several stories to their death.

People are seen bleeding and being taken into medical care immediately.

A main character commits suicide underwater.

1/10 In the Japanese version of the film, a young boy repeatedly says "Damn!" while Gojira destroys the city.

3/10 Several passengers on board a cruise ship drink alcohol. In the American version of the film, Steve Martin smokes on board a plane.


A young woman and her child huddle by a building as Gojira approaches. She tells the child, "We will see Daddy soon." It is assumed that they are killed.

In the Japanese version, Godzilla burns down a school, igniting children in flames, killing them.

Church choirs sing in despair, people are seen dying or dead in hospitals, and kids are heard bawling in the background.

The destruction the monster causes, as well as the sight of the suffering, wounded and radiated patients at a hospital are also disturbing.

Some may find the monster's signature roar frightening.

When Gojira is killed, his living flesh dissolves, and his bare skeleton is then shown resting on the ocean floor. His fate is shared by a main protagonist.

Overall 19/50

BBFC - (PG): mild scary scenes.

Australia:PG / Denmark:11 / Portugal:M/12 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / Taiwan:PG-12 (2016) / UK:X (original rating) / UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) / USA:Not Rated / West Germany:12 (nf) (cut)

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